July 22, 2008
Essentially, this is the The Stage Names appendix, so it's not surprising that the overall tone and themes are very similar. They're still singing about the indie rock lifestyle, like on the excellent "Pop Lie", and fame, on the rollicking "Singer Songwriter". Likewise, the lyrics are up in front of their ramshackle folk rock, and full of allusions to pop culture and pop music. While there are some good songs here, it's missing those standout tracks that grabbed me last time. However, I loved The Stage Names, so this is a welcome addition to my collection, especially the above tracks and "Calling And Not Calling My Ex".